Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets Game 3 Point Spread Picks 4/18/2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers visit Barclays Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Brooklyn Nets in Game 3 of their series. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 2.5 point favorites.
The 76ers (51-31, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) cover 46.4% of the time, going 39-45-0 against the spread this year. The Nets (42-40, 4th in the Atlantic Division) have an ATS record of 46-38-0, so they cover the spread 54.8%. As a favorite, Philadelphia covers the spread 46.7% of the time, while Brooklyn has covered 57.1% as an underdog this season.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 39-45-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 43-40-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 46-38-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 41-42-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
04/15/19 SF Jared Dudley Calf is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
04/08/19 G Allen Crabbe Knee is out for season
Tobias Harris averages 20.0 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 16.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%. D'Angelo Russell averages 21.1 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 7.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 112.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league. Philadelphia averages 115.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 47.8 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 112.3 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Brooklyn is 15th in the league with 112.3 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 23.8. The Nets are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The 76ers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.6, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Philadelphia is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Brooklyn is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Nets are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 14th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +2.5
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